Review on Rotunda Bar & Restaurant
The Rotunda Bar & Restaurant is the most notable restaurant at London's latest multi-purpose arts and cultural complex, a stunning new development close to King's Cross and St Pancras International, taking in offices, art spaces, a concert hall and several eating options.
The interior looks the part, with its curving, glazed walls and windows opening out onto a terrace overlooking the Regent's Canal and the Battlebridge Basin waterfront. Brunch is a big attraction at weekends, otherwise the kitchen runs a flexible menu pointed up with a dish of the day (Monday brings steak and oyster pie with mash and roast onions).
British ingredients are to the fore, with beef and lamb sourced from the owner's farm in Northumbria and matured in a special on-site hanging room (try the results in a rump burger or rib-eye with watercress purée and hand-cut chips). Otherwise, the menu might run to smoked eel with pressed beetroot, grilled chicory with pears, pickled walnuts and Stilton dressing, cottage pie and desserts like pear and blackberry crumble with honey custard.
The bar is worth checking out if you're into snazzy cocktails and serious wines at fair prices. If you're visiting Kings Place and want a simple daytime snack, the Green & Fortune Café housed in the Atrium also delivers the goods.
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Ian Green and Nicky Foley
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 3.00pm Mon-Sat (11.00am - 6.30pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.00 - 10.30pm Mon-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card